Public Employee Bargaining Rights
The map of states which allow collective bargaining for public sector employees doesn't match up well with the map of right-to-work states.
Josh Marshall provides this handy dandy map of Collective Bargaining Rights by State:
I’m not shocked that the South is less friendly to collective bargaining but I’m shocked that so many states require collective bargaining for public sector employees. After all, 22 states are flat-out right-to-work states:
I wonder what “collective bargaining” means in Josh’s context. I can’t imagine all or even most of those states allow school teachers to strike, for example.